iH8sn0w's F0recast is a handy tool to know serial, baseband, bootloader, model and firmware version of your iPhone with ease. Baseband of your iPhone actually manages all functions related to antenna of your iPhone and it has its own processor, RAM and firmware in NOR flash.
Tools like Blacksn0w and Ultrasn0w unlocks the baseband of your iPhone so that you can use your iPhone with any unofficial carrier available. F0recast checks the baseband version of your iPhone and tells if its unlockable with the latest version of Ultrasn0w or not. Moreover it also checks the firmware version of your device and informs you if its jailbreakable with the latest jailbreak tools available or not.
There are two ways to know the baseband of your iPhone:
- Download and install F0recast. (Find download links at the end of post)
- Just plug your iPhone to your computer with USB cable and launch f0recast.exe to view the baseband version of your iPhone.
- Navigate to Settings->General->About and see for value infront of Modem Firmware as shown in the screenshot below.
Note: Tools like Sn0wbreeze and PwnageTool helps you to jailbreak latest firmwares on your device while preserving its baseband version so that you can unlock the baseband with Ultrasn0w after the jailbreak. Using tools like Redsn0w will no doubt jailbreak your device, but they will also upgrade your baseband which may not be unlockable using any unlock tool available. If you are iPod Touch user, technically you should not worry about the baseband of your device.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback